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is heating up in alameda county. new at noon, allie rasmus joins us live in oakland to explain what the sheriffs want to do with the drones and why the aclu opposes the plan. >> reporter: well, today, the alameda county supervisors were supposed to consider whether to allow the sheriff's office to buy a drone or as the sheriff says, he prefers to call it, an unmanned aerial device. but the item was taken off the supervisors' agenda, just as a couple of civil liberties groups had a press conference expressing concerns. the alameda county sheriff's office unveiled what they might purchase, this device. in the past month, alameda county received around $31,000 in state grant money to buy an unmanned aerial system known to some as a drone. the devices have live hd quality video and infrared capability. and that's raising the concerns of civil liberties groups. >> we have nothing on paper that will bind the sheriff and accountability methods to prevent privacy issues. so we should not be rushing into this. >> it's law enforcement's job to protect people's privacy and to think we would us
. stone, kron 4 news. >>pam: and the growing controversy over how the alameda county sheriff's office .... plans to use unmanned drones. rising concern over plans to use drone aircraft for law enforcement in find out why privacy concerns may keep the idea from getting off the ground. raveesh kumra. operations. however, the american civil liberties union alleges there is more in the plans than just search and rescue.. the group says the alameda county sheriff's office could also use the remote controlled aircraft and as, kron 4's reggie kumar tells us, the a-c- l-u claims, it has the documents to prove it.. you may not see it as it flys over your home or backyard snapping pictures of your every move. that's what the aclu alleges could happen, if the alameda county sheriff's office is allowed to use these unmanned drones. the aclu says it obtained these documents from the sheriff's office through a california public records act, and they show the sheriff's office will do hamadi grant was received in october half approving the grant request for intelligence gathering and terror
. >>> there is a drone war being waged in alameda county. the sheriff's office says it needs one of the pint-sized spy planes for public safety purposes. but cbs 5's ann tell us big brother might hop on board. >> reporter: the sheriff's department wants a camera-equipped drone for search and rescue and serving search warrants. >> having a device like this, we could look into that area prior to serving the search warrant. >> reporter: privacy advocates are worried it could expand. >> where they were going to say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and start using them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff isn't being completely honest. documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that esf obtained show his true plan is to use a drone for spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the office had agreed to wait until a hearing to decide the issue, it ended up on the county board of supervisors' agenda for approval. >> there are no hard and fast rules. currently the faa hasn'
in the backyard of a home on warren avenue in vallejo. it was a badly decomposed body. richard romer of alameda died two years ago at the age of 56. investigators say romer's 22- year-old son joseph romer hit his father's body -- hid his father's body in a box and stashed it in a relative's backyard in vallejo. the body was found this month. >> my sister had walked over there and got about to where the red car is and she is like, wow! i mean, she could smell it from that far off. so that's a good, you know, 40, 50 feet away that she could smell it. >> the cause of romer's death is still under investigation but he had been sick. joseph romer and his girlfriend sandy are accused of hiding the body and cashing thousands of dollars of pension checks. >>> pg&e crews have now found the source of a gas leak in brentwood. a group of neighbors stayed awake all night though after reporting a gas smell at about 6:15 yesterday. people evacuated three houses that showed elevated gas readings on the 600 block of allbrook drive. the source of the leak remained a mystery for hours. then just after 3:00 this m
the cause. >>> well, shoppers in alameda county, get ready for this message. byob, bring your own bag. starting tuesday, grocery stores will not be allowed to hand out plastic bags. elisa is in berkeley. >> reporter: just a couple of days and you won't be able to find plastic bags like these in grocery stores in alameda county. these can be harmful to the environment, so instead, come january 1, people will be asked to bring their own bags or pay for one. alameda county, say good-bye to plastic bags and hello to reusable ones. starting january 1, one-time use plastic bags will no longer be allowed at checkout. instead, customers must bring a bag of their own or pay a minimum of 10 cents for a recycled paper one. the alameda county reusable bag ordinance continued the ordinance. a plastic bag takes hundreds of years to break down. they're a threat to marine life, one of the most common items found littered throughout the streets. >> it may be an inconvenience to the customer, but there's a difference between inconvenience and, i mean, what works for the rest of the world and the planet
to figure out the cause. they say at least three of the five buildings burned air total loss. >>> alameda county joins dozens of other california cities and counties in banning plastic bags from grocery stores. in berkeley shoppers will also have to pay for recyclable bags in their stores. >> reporter: we're not going to be seeing plastic bags like this at grocery stores in alameda county soon. they can be harmful to the environment. so come january 1st, people are asked to bring their own bags or pay for one. alameda county, say goodbye to plastic bags and hello to reusable ones! starting january first, 1-time use plastic bags will no longer be allowed at checkouts. instead, customers must bring their own bag or pay a minimum of $0.10 for a recycled paper one. >> i think it's a great thing. >> chris: i. >> i don't know if i like it, but i understand it. >> reporter: they adopted the policy to reese litter and waste and conserve resources. a plastic bag is a threaten to marine life and are one of the most common items found littered throughout the streets. >> it may be inconvenient for th
double up to $8 a gallon. >>> a number of new laws are ahead for the new year, including one in alameda county that claims to keep plastic bags out of the hands of shoppers. new at noon, brian flores is live with a new bag ban and reaction from residents and a store manager. >> reporter: hi, david. plastic bags could be a thing of the past. starting tomorrow, shoppers are urged to bring in their own reusable bags or will be charged for each paper bag they use. >> happy new year. >> reporter: with the new year comes new laws for shoppers in alameda county. starting tomorrow, customers will need to bring in their own reusable bag. or if they forget, they will need to shell out 10 cents per bag. >> i don't think it will hurt my pocketbook. hopefully it will remind me to bring my own bags. today i forgot. i think if i have to pay 10 cents for every bag i use, it will start to stick in my head. >> reporter: the ordinance goes into effect tomorrow that will eliminate plastic bags for supermarkets, liquor stores, pharmacies. >> it will be an inconvenience but it's a reasonable inconvenience. >
basement found more than 5 pounds of dynamite. he called police and the alameda county bomb squad showed up to remove the tnt. about a dozen neighbors were evacuated. the explosives will be there for more than 30 years without him even knowing. officials say they date back to world war ii. what a find! >> can you imagine? >> a little concerning. what do we have here in the basement? >>> 4:40. coming up, a thrift store discovery connects friends who were lost and finds a new friend along the way >> and thieves made sure they got everything on their list and more including some guns when they ransacked a walmart that was closed for christmas day. so how much did they get away with? we'll tell you. >> plus, the price of dry- cleaning could go through the roof. why the feds are behind a looming price hike. ,,,,,,,, share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a spectrum 2 by lg for $49.99 for many.. that means a fig! >>> in peru the best way to start the n
. increasing rainfall rates in the alameda region will be told in the next few minutes. you will notice this might be a little enhanced near the radar but there are still some downpours, and your santa cruz mountains checking in at 44. yesterday we had the rain move through and we have the cold air today and it is unstable air and as a result we have an increase in clouds and downpours and the possibility of hail. that will be an increase with readings in the 40s. scattered showers still each into the afternoon hours we will hold onto the chance of lingering showers. temperatures are mainly in the 50s, santa rosa 51 antioch 53 and here is a look ahead at your five-day forecast. keep the umbrella handy and get ready for random downpours for wednesday. we have a chance of a few showers by friday, increasing friday night into saturday. >>> many will see the historic stadium undergoing a major face- lift but the big renovation project is taking longer than expected and the price tag has soared to $180 million. they say they will not be completely finished until 2015. meanwhile smart attain
from bank of america, and we have michael here from alameda county food bank. you have a special presentation but before we present the check, how about telling us about give a meal program with bank of america. >> absolutely. give a meal is a fantastic program. we have the honor this year of leading that program again and being an exclusive sponsor. for every dollar that is donated we have $2 that bank of america matches and it's phenomenal program. >> it doesn't have top an employee of bank o of america. anybody that banks with bank of america can donate a dollar. >> two for one and you can do that at www.bankofamerica.com/give. and it goes to addressing hunger which is a critical need. >> i like that. can we have a little bit of a drum roll and see how much you guys have raised here. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> right here. $25,000. so michael with alameda county food bank. that is very generous. michael. >> thank you on behalf of the alameda county food bank and the bay area food bankings this is an extremely meaningful contribution. we last month served more people through
paper work so they are prepared. >> wells fargo is giving the $20,000 grants in alameda and contra costa counties, most effected by the mortgage crisis. it will be open again tomorrow 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> republicans and democrats raided accusations over who is to blame for the fiscal cliff. john boehner and president obama and nancy pill low city blamed the republicans. >> we had a serious proposal based on president clinton's chief of staff. there is no counter offer from the white house. unstead, reports indicate that the president -- instead, the president has deliberately walked our economy right to the edge of fiscal cliff. >> he said democrats are slow walking the economy to the fiscal cliff, yet, this is the same republican leadership that has the house in session barely a day. barely a full day this week. >> the fiscal cliff is the term that is given to a set of spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect in january if congress does not act to stop them. >>> investigators are trying to determine what happened before a football fan fell or jumped from the third d
's a very good idea. we pool the resources. >> oakland police will be getting help from the alameda sheriffs department, bart police and the department of justice to try and stop the rising crime in oakland. >> tomorrow a four-hour standoff ended in sacramento. a man two people hostage but let one of the persons go. police tossed in concussion grenades and one of the shots hit the armed man. hostage managed to escape in the chaos. the standoff begin with robbery attempt. >> investigators in alameda alameda that a fire is suspicious. it started about 6:00 this morning. they quickly put out the flames. there are indications that the fire is of a suspicious nature. they estimate it caused about $200,000 of damage. >> an n.f.l. player killed after a late night accident in texas. jerry brown from dallas cowboys died early this morning. he was a neang a vehicle that crashed. his teammate josh brent has been arrested for intoxication manslaughter. police say he was drunk when he lost control of his mercedes. he hit a curb and flipped. he faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted. >> egypt's presi
can see just between oakland and alameda river this is the higher elevation system. it might not be seeing some of the sprinkles there is another batch developing off the coast here. these will start to continue to push towards the south and east. moving into possibly even as far as los gatos, down towards santa cruz the next step. 15-20, minutes or so. they're just pushing towards the south and east. current temperatures, yeah. it's cool out there. fairfield, 53. 53 in napa. 49 degrees now in santa rosa. san francisco, 52. san jose now seeing some clear skies, or clearing skies. 52 degrees, here is a look at the forecast. you can see that as we wth rest of the evening, skies clear. storm system pushing south. will be cold overnight. get ready for more sunshine for your thursday. then we'll bring in showers again. as we head into friday. check out these lows i'm telling that cold air mass pushing south near the freezing point expect in napa valley, santa rosa. both forecasting near freezing marks there. 43% for san francisco and the bay area colder tonight because of the clea
whole highway 24 corridor, moderate to heavy rain in stretches back to berkeley, oakland, alameda down to san leandro, golf links road getting wet, as you head towards broadway terrace getting wetback to san francisco better radar returns around castro street and delores and mission streets to the ocean and then off the ocean that's where that wave is that we talked about yesterday, now developing and what concerns me about in wave it is slowing the forward progress of this cold front and starting to train echoes that means we are having waves of moderate to heavy rain roll over the same areas two or three or four times now and that's going to create flooding. good news the winds are very light now so hopefully the trees can hold on. the rain is heaviest during the morning, then scattered showers for the afternoon. you are going to deal with the worst of it now through 9:00. >>> roads are slick, wet, a lot of accidents, east shore freeway, earlier accident in the westbound direction past golden gate fields, just jammed bumper-to-bumper that accident has been cleared. eastbound at gilma
showers pretty heavy and this area, richmond, berkeley, oakland, alameda, wofford slashed heavy. and for the inland areas we are seeing a light rain from dublin, livermore, danville. with wind-- so after this latest soaking >> we want to find out how the north bay is faring. that is where the rain is falling the hardest. to get you more news faster, let's turn to our solo reporter kron four's mike pelton live at the corte madera shopping center. >> let me show you some video from pounding amounts of rainfall. over this weekend, storms from a one-2 in.. there is also a wind advisory until 1 this afternoon. you could see wind gusting from 40 m.p.h.- 50 m.p.h. it is shaking the trees. airline the water, the wind blowing the trees not ideal conditions if you have to leave the house. marty, so many people have extra presence and last minute items. if you have to go out? you might want to get an umbrella. >> an umbrella and the viet warm coat. perhaps there could be some clearing. >> new overnight, all lanes of interstate 8-80 are back open this morning after a nine vehicle collision
, san francisco, this has become a debate hot point for a lot of other issues. just like over in alameda county, we'll be talking a little bit later about drones, the use of drones by law enforcement, by the sheriff's department, also bringing in a bit of a controversy. by the way, the police department is set to hold a community meeting on the stun gun pilot program on january 9. >> that will be your chance to weigh in, if you're interested. >>> coming up in our next half hour, we are going to go more in-depth into the debate over drones in the east bay. >> and now san francisco muni system also wants to change the way riders pay for transit. how it all may be tied to your paycheck. >> and 14 grand for a car and it can't even be registered at the dmv? the snafu turning bay area buyers and sellers into big losers. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't d
resumed about 5 a.m. >>> new developments in the controversy surrounding alameda county's drone program. the board of supervisors chose not to review a budget proposal for the unmanned drones at their meeting this afternoon. earlier today civil rights advocates said they planned to release evidence that shows plans for a surveillance drone in alameda county. the aclu says the sheriff's office plans to use the drone for surveillance and intelligence gathering, contradicting earlier claims it would only be used for search- and-rescue operations. >>> coming up, if the feds can't reach an agreement, maybe the states can help. >> i'm danielle nottingham in washington. coming up, president obama consults a group of the nation's governors on the "fiscal cliff." >> and well wishes are pouring in for will and kate as brits make bets on whether it will be a boy, girl, twins or triplets. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow live at the whole foods market in cupertino. if you have been looking for a way to help people for the holidays, we have a great idea for you plus we'll talk about that r
. no word on any arrests.. or, what started e fire. (new1) there's a drone war being wd in alameda county. the sheriff's office says it nes one of the pint-sized spy- planes, for public safety purposes. but cbs-5's ann notarangelo tells us: critis worry big brother might jusp on board. needs one of those pint sized spy planes for public safety purposes. critics worry the big brother might just hop on board. >> reporter: alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone and searching search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about high risk suspects. >> where we could look into the area prior to serving the search warrant. >> privacy advocates are worried the uses could expand. >> they may use it for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> some believe the sheriff isn't being completely honest. >> documents showed that his true plan is to use a drone for survey spying. >> although they agreed to wait until a hearing to decide the issue it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. it was a clerical error and the item was p
the body of a man found in an alameda grocery store parking lot. his body was found yesterday afternoon in a car. now alameda investigators are trying to figure out how he died. >> san mateo officials say think have located a 76 year old woman with alzheimer who wondered away from her assisted living home around 1:00 this afternoon. they say she was found safe and in good condition. >> the manager of a mill valley nursing home accused of stealing more than $40 thousand from an elderly woman is out on bail tonight. she was arrested o on charges including identity theft and financial elder abuse. investigators say the victim was a resident. the she is set to be arraigned on christmas eve. >> a superior court judge sentenced a former elementary schoolteacher to one year in jail for possession of child pornography. he'll also have to register as a sex offender. the man's wife turned him in after finding images on his computer. the school district put him on paid administrative leave at a time. >> two bay area students say they were fed up with getting bullied but it's what they say the
from the alameda county sheriffs department, the chp, b.a.r.t. police, and the department of justice to stop the rise of crime in oakland in the east bay, abc-7 news. >> ama: a stretch of storm damaged highway one will be closed, went fort ross and mirier road is badly damaged. mud and rocks fell on the road wednesday. you can see a lot of the highway is simply washed away, and that's going to take time to fix. officials are looking to re-open the road next friday afternoon. >>> still to come, homemade explosive detonated and tonight the two bay area teens in big trouble. >>> the backpack that does more than just carry around your books. it could help save a life. >>> the propose s.a.t. -- proposal that got a bit turned around. >> leigh: we're expecting warming. we'll look at the numbers. >> ama: tonight al alameda fire officials are calling a fire at a restaurant suspicious. firefighter arrived on scene after 6:00 this morning and managed to contain the flames to the interior of the building. >>> pleasant hill police arrested two teenagers suspected of blowing up a mail box with a p
lived in alameda, california, during the vietnam war. alameda where the naval air station is. i'm going to say 98% of my friends had their fathers serving overseas. so the military was a fabric of life. >> reporter: to control his expectations, i tell gabriel that his mentor is not really a well-known person in the industry. i lied. i'm going to show you who this is. i think you'll be happy. >> oh! wow! no way. i love tom hanks. >> all right. so we're going to take you down there to meet him for the first time. >> reporter: on our drive over gabriel gets his thoughts and questions together before his big meeting with a hollywood legend. >> what would be the number one thing you would tell to gabriel about getting into the film industry? >> you have to say i know who i am and know what my skills are and i'm in this for the long haul. perseverance. it all comes down to that. gabriel, how are you? what a pleasure. nice to see you. you've got to call me tom. >> reporter: to begin their meeting, tom hanks serves gabriel from teapots straight off the sets of "devin vee choed" and "charlie wil
and 165th avenue, in unincorporated alameda county. four passengers onboard, two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> on the peninsula -- >> two people are recovering after a dramatic cliff rescue in san mateo county that tied up traffic this morning. the couple drove their car off a cliff in daly city. the car plunged huges of feet. one victim had to be carried to the top of the bluff that person is suffering from serious injuries. a second person appears to be okay. the accident happened 4:15 this morning. the rescue shutdown traffic along skyline boulevard, the lanes have since reopen. >>> weather starting to turn, more clouds, soon the rain will be arriving. >> we are enjoying the sun. >> a little cool. >> is definitely. but the rain won't be too far off. >>> true, you can see clouds starting to increase outside. that is definitely showing up on live doppler 7 hd. you are seeing clouds over the ocean also clouds over the land and the difference is we have cloudy conditions the sea breeze coming back banking up against the coast and has been spilling into t
scandal of the year took a major turn today. nadia former alameda county supervisor and wife of state treasurer bill dropped her request for restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan has the exclusive i team investigation. >> her attorney asked the judge to delay hearing nadia request for restraining order against former boyfriend steve jack until she gets out of rehab in february. the scandal blew up 10 months ago after a violent confrontation between l them that the newark motel. it left her with scrapes and deep bruises. but authorities declined to press charges. after they publicly discussed the meth use and sex tape they made she resigned from the alameda county board of supervisor and entered rehab. the judge suggested dropping the issue of restraining order for now and rescheduling if necessary when nadia returns to the bay area. >> court would take it off calendar and reissue we'll do that. okay good enough thank you. >>reporter: what do you think the odds are of you come bang. do you think this could die right here. >> i think there's a good chance this may di
of the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of it is in southern alameda county and the south bay. >>> cupertino schools will reopen under increased security. we first reported on mornings on 2 that month vista high school canceled classes because of a bomb threat. students were shaken. >> towards finals it's kind of like we're all pretty jittery already. and now we're like there is a bomb threat. i don't know what to do. >> we won't name the teacher for his safety. police are providing extra protection for him and his family. >>> police in fremont are looking for a man that walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody inside. >>> we are learning more about the young man shot and killed in a quiet neighborhood. a graduate of lee high school. his body was found on fair haven drive tuesday near a pickup truck that was up on the sidewalk. emergency crews initially thought his injuries were from the crash but later determined he had been shot. police say there is no evidence the killing is gang related. >>> in oakland a $10,000 reward is being offered in that city's
in their search for the suspects. >>> and alameda county district attorney says that crime in oakland is, "out of control. " nancy o'malley said that crime is spilling over into neighborhood cities like -- cities like like piedmont. >> now there is one problem. his own party hung him out to dry. there wasn't enough support so speaker boehner canceled the vote. he designed that bill to prevent automatic tax hikes on the first of the year for people making less than $1 million. boehner said it's up to the president and the democrats now to make their move. >> i did my part. they've done nothing. >> it's very, very, very unfortunate that republicans are wasting an entire week on a number of pointless political stunts. >> house members are heading out of d.c. for christmas. when they get back there will be just four days left to hammer out a deal. >>> cutting up strong words from the mayor of san bruno. >> in the wake of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion, pg&e is updating their structures, earning them a problem forcing pg&e customers to suffer. >> they are making a profit from this and the
: this morning, alameda county sheriff's deputies are looking at a fatal collision between a pedestrian and train near hayward. it happened about 7:00 last night just outside the hayward city limits. tracks were shut down while authorities very investigated the name of the victim has not been released. >> the highway patrol is investigating a fiery accident in orinda. a car flipped over after the driver lost control of the vehicle as he was exiting on fish ranch road yesterday afternoon. the vehicle caught fire. alan wang was there before the fire department got to the scene. they managed to get out of the vehicle safely. >> authorities in contra costa are investigating a report of a rape on a popular hiking trail. woman says she was attacked on ma drone trail in regional wilderness in alamo. man was in his early 40s and walking a heavy set dog. according to the park service it happened wednesday around 3:30. they say the attacker grabbed the hiker by the hair and pulled her to the ground before raping her. the man ran off. >> eric: it happens every christmas season at somebody's house. today the
in newtown that read, hug a teacher today. >>> in alameda, people are mothering the victims of the shooting. -- people are mourning the victims of the shooting. here's a look at one hoff the several vigils that have come together today in the bay area. reporter: this vigil is just about to begin. i talked for just a few minutes with the organizer. she says she is actually quite surprised by the responseses she got last night as she sent out the e-mail alert. she says she is expecting 40 people to turn out to this event, and if you consider that this is a pretty drizzly and cold evening, that would be a very good response. among those who are here, is a local pastor, laura rose. she says she also has family in connecticut. in fact two of her cousins were among those who were at sandy hook elementary school yesterday, and they managed to escape. now, i will be talking with her a little later. the organizer of the vigil tells me the tragedy in connecticut has seemed to touch a nerve because there are several similar vigils being organized across the country just like this one, and this one is
of over the bay area of plenty of small landslides like this one in the hills of alameda county or this one along nearby morrison canyon road which remains closed due to the ongoing landslide danger. according to the california geological survey, there is no specific data that can predict when any particular hillside will give way. >> the longer you go into the season, the greater that risk becomes because the ground has absorbed that much more water. >> reporter: ron ruben is a state geologist who studies landslides all over california. he says the bay area is particularly at risk. >> the type of bedrock that we have in the bay area is generally relatively weak compared to other parts of the state and we also have additional weakness in the rocks based on the amount of faulting that's happened in the bay area. that fault activity over time will weaken rocks. >> reporter: this map of the bay area shows the areas at the highest risk of landslides along the east and south bay hills of and on the peninsula since one major predicter of landslides is previous landslides residents alo
dixon of alameda appeared in court in shackles charged with being an accessory to homicide with a gang enhancement in the november 30th murder of ravi kumra in his home. she didn't say anything in her arraignment other than agreeing to an extension of her case. >> yes. >> reporter: but the details of the charges and what led to dixon's arrest are under court seal. sandra mitchell is her mother. >> i love my daughter and my love and prayers are with her and the family and we're praying for the best. she did everything she was supposed to do and i'm proud of her. >> reporter: while mitchell wouldn't discuss specifics she says her daughter is scared. >> she's a nervous wreck. it's hard for our family. >> reporter: the victim was a businessman in the south bay owned the mountain winery. today the police department released a statement reassure the public that the murder was not random. there is no ongoing danger to the community. dixon was arrested in mountain view this past tuesday. her attorney says his client has been interrogated by police just one aspect of this investigation he is co
out his basement found more than five pounds of dynamite. he called police and the alameda county bomb squad showed up to remove the tnt. about a dozen neighbors were evacuated. the explosives had been there for more than 30 years. they date back to world war ii. >>> the debate over gun control has moved to one over privacy over protection. the new york journal news got data by filing freedom of information request. the maps don't show whether the residents actually own guns, just that they're legally able to. george gascon says it's an unfortunate circumstance. >> the people that are actually registering the guns and following all the rules, they're law-abiding citizens and they should be protected. >> the new york journal news is standing behind the project. >>> gun buy-back programs here in the bay area are proving to be a big hit. in los angeles, city officials moved up the date of the city's annual buy-back program following the newtown shooting. handguns are good for $100 grocery gift cards. even those turning guns in don't think it will change much. >> they think might is right.
daughter. >> the suspect was 36 and was arrested yesterday. alameda county prosecutors could charge him today. >>> police are looking for a man who lobbed a walgreens of narcotics in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect. police say he asked for oxycontin and showed a gun. the suspect is a white man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with short cropped hair. he wore a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> plans to reduce firefighting service will be the focus of a meeting at the contra costa county fire protection district. among the actions being considered closing several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority. it was for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so today. >> reporter: president obama is keeping a close eye on a week lon strike at two southern california p
. >>> accusations are flying over alameda county's proposed drone program. the sheriff's office says it needs the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-and- rescue. but civil rights activists say that's not the whole roof to and have proof. ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: the day gang with aclu saying the sheriff's department is pulling a fast one with the drones and ended with the sheriff's department saying there had been a clerical error. alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone something similar to this for search-and- rescue and serving search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about armed suspects. >> having a device like this that we could look into that area prior to serving the search warrant would be very helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates worry its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that
. >> the election is over but the battle over a sales tax measure in alameda county is taking a new turn. after losing by a narrow margin, a county agency is asking for an expensive recounty. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman says taxpayers are being asked to pay for it. >> reporter: transportation officials in alameda county really wanted this megabillion ballot measure. it was so close. but they didn't get it. so they are now spending more money to see if they can still get it and as you say that angers a lot of taxpayers. tick, tick, tick. >> yes. yes, yes. >> reporter: someone likened it to watching paint dry. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: most alameda county voters voted for measure b-1, 66.53% of them. but it needed two-thirds majority, 66.67%. the backers of the half cent sales tax that would fix potholes boost bus service and bring bart to livermore decided to buy a recount. >> we have been working on developing this transportation expenditure plan for 2.5 years through a highly public process. because there was so much voter support we wanted -- we requested a recount to make sure all the ballo
, in alameda county and directing the clerk of the board of supervisors to notify the controller of this action. >> [speaker not understood]. >> [speaker not understood]. the item before you today is to adopt the c-e-q-a findings for the geary bridge project. it is located in snow california and crosses over all immediate a creek within the snow regional wilderness area. the purpose of the project is to replace an existing wooden bridge with a new concrete and steel bridge that can accommodate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. the existing bridge was constructed in the 1930s and refurbished in the 1960s. the maximum loading capacity is limited to 8 tons and this restricts fire, maintenance, and cattle transport vehicles from accessing the bridge. these vehicles must use a nearby low water creek crossing to access facilities within the watershed and can only do so when water levels allow. we have been working with various agencies to eliminate low water creek crossings within our watershed and this is one of them. the main purpose of the project is to construct a new bridge that can accommodate
to "food for bay area families." >> well, for my tenth birthday, i donated money for the alameda county food bank by asking my friends to bring checks instead of presents. >> reporter: they didn't give you any presents? they just came with check in hand and gave it to you? >> yeah. >> reporter: what made you think of such an idea? >> well, my parents were talking one night about how some families don't have enough food to eat and i thought that was really sad. so... >> reporter: i'm glad that you have such a big heart. let me see this big check that you want to contribute to the alameda county food bank. >> it is -- $400! all from sydney loura from danville! we thank you. mike is here from the alameda county food bank. how many families will this feed? >> this will feed actually provided about 1,000 meals with this check. >> 1,000 meals! how does that make you feel? >> that makes me feel really good that 1,000 meals are going to be donated. >> reporter: can i give you a big hug? >> yeah! >> aww. >> reporter: if you want to help out, all you have to do is visit us online at cbssf.com
decomposed body. richard romer of alameda died two years ago at the age of 56. investigators say romer's 22- year-old son joseph romer hid his own father's body in a box and standard it in a relative he is -- stashed it in a relative's backyard in vallejo. the body was found earlier this month. >> my sister had walked over there and got about to where the red car is and she is like, wow, i mean, she could smell it from that far off. so that's a good 40, 50 feet away that she could smell it. >> the cause of romer's death is under investigation. joseph romer and his girlfriend are accused of hiding the body and cashing thousands of dollars worth of pension checks. >>> the woman accused of hitting and killing a tourist in san francisco apparently wanted to be a police officer. 23-year-old gina eunice was arrested thursday night near twin peaks after allegedly hitting four members of a family from china and then leaving the scene. one of the victims ended up dying at the hospital. eunice is expected to enter a plea in court next week. >> hoping to become a police officer, studying criminal just
in alameda are on the scene of a fire right now. the fire is out and was confined to a business on santa clara avenue near park street and nobody was hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. we have a photographer headed to the scene. we will give you more information and video as it is available. >>> we are learning more about the fan who fell from the third deck of the coliseum during thursday night's game. the fan was a 17-year-old and from the central valley. he is still in the hospital in serious condition with broken bones and other injuries. police have called it a delib era te act but it's unclear if the teen understand the consequences of his actions. an investigation revealed he jumped or climbed over a wall and fell. >> kansas city police have released two dashboard videos related to the murder suicide of javan belcher. in the first they find him sleeping outside an apartment complex hours before he shot and killed himself. he said he was visiting his girlfriend. he then walked into the building. the second video started around 8:00 a.m. it shows the after sp
as well as alameda. moderate downpours are coming down in hayward. we're waiting to heavy rain from the golden gate bridge. there is also small hailed reported from the north bay. tracking at your weather for you on future cast 4 shows that moderate downpours will be coming until about 9:00 a.m.. we are still dealing with the wet weather in the south bay. >> we do have a another system that is approaching by the overnight hours. it will be pushing into the north bay. it will push up into intensity by 4:00 a.m.. tomorrow morning you will be waking up to heavy rain. moderate rain will be over your bay shore and will continue to be light to moderate downpours and i noontime tomorrow. by 3:00 p.m. tomorrow we will still be dealing with showers. by 6:00 p.m. tomorrow it will start to taper off. we will not be clear from a wets weather. we do have a dry start for the week. but on christmas day we might have on and off showers. >> residence in the north bay are cleaning up, after friday's storm brought some mild damage to the area. heavy rain and windy conditions toppled christmas decorati
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